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  1. Miami Nice: The Wayward Marlins Take Aim at Sustained Success

    Jonah Keri

    Way back in 2007, the Marlins employed a 24-year-old slugger who possessed terrifying skills at the plate. Four seasons plus into his career, he'd blossomed into a perennial MVP candidate and the face of a franchise that had twice won it al...

    Blog | January 22, 2015
  2. The Artful Dodgers: Processing Kemp, Kendrick, and the Rest of Lo...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the craziest binges by any team at any winter meetings, the Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off five major moves Wednesday and early Thursday, sending a former MVP-caliber star packing, overhauling their infield, resha...

    Blog | December 11, 2014
  3. Jason Heyward’s a Cardinal? Russell Martin’s a Jay? G...

    Jonah Keri

    The hot stove caught fire on Monday, with two blockbuster signings and one shocking trade kick-starting baseball's offseason. Ben Lindbergh already took an in-depth look at Giancarlo Stanton's mammoth 13-year, $325 million deal, so let&#039...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  4. The 30 Finale: Highlights, Lowlights, and 2015 Forecasts

    Jonah Keri

    The 2014 regular season is complete and the playoffs beckon. But before we move on to postseason play, let's take stock of what happened this year: of predictions nailed and botched, of the players who made a lasting impact, and of the team...

    Blog | September 29, 2014
  5. Baby Ruth: Giancarlo Stanton’s Historic Season, Crazy Comps...

    Jonah Keri

    Last week, Yahoo's Tim Brown approached Giancarlo Stanton with a question: Had the Marlins' relatively positive showing this season altered the slugger's view of the organization? "Five months," said Stanton...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  6. The 30: Center of Attention

    Jonah Keri

    Trade-deadline week is finally here, and while we don't know which players will move and which will stay, we do know that every team will be affected, directly or indirectly. Today, I'll take a closer look at four teams that could play par...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  7. The 30: Youth, Movement

    Jonah Keri

    Saturday provided quite a glimpse into baseball's future. Toronto's Marcus Stroman was the first kid to make a splash. The 23-year-old rookie was electric against the Royals in his first MLB start, yielding just one run on five hits over s...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  8. The 30: Early Returns

    Jonah Keri

    Welcome to the 2014 season premiere of The 30! Each week, I'll use a wide array of criteria to rank all 30 major league teams, grouping them into tiers with similar squads and taking an in-depth look at one team per tier. Early in the season, I&...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  9. 2014 NL East Preview

    Jonah Keri

    Fourth up in our division preview series: the NL East, where the Nationals enter as favorites after taking a mulligan on 2013, the Braves attempt to brave a passel of pitching injuries, the Mets wait for the pitching cavalry to arrive, the Phillies t...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  10. Great Expectations, Great Variations

    Jonah Keri

    In many ways, spring training is an outdated ritual. Players work out year-round, so the notion that they need to run wind sprints with teammates to get back into shape is pretty antiquated. Hitters do benefit from facing live pitching, and pitchers...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  11. Putting Jose Fernandez in Perspective

    Jonah Keri

    If you ever wanted a perfect ending to a historic season, Jose Fernandez's performance Wednesday night was it. Fernandez sliced through the Braves lineup for seven dominant innings, allowing just one run on five hits. He fanned five batters, ending h...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  12. Jonah Keri ranks the MLB teams

    Jonah Keri

    While the standings may not say it right now, the Miami Marlins, thanks to a crop of elite prospects, have one of the brightest futures in the league.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  13. Forget PEDs, Baseball Is Fun As Hell Right Now

    Jonah Keri

    You won't find many gloomier weeks of headlines for any sport than what baseball's getting right now. Ryan Braun has been compared to a cockroach. Alex Rodriguez is "the Whitey Bulger of baseball." We're drowning in PED rumors, PED news, and especial...

    Blog | July 25, 2013
  14. Roster Doctor: The Matchup Game

    Jonah Keri

    Coming into this season, Scott Feldman owned a career 4.81 ERA. It wasn't all bad, of course. You could blame some of those runs allowed on the harsh pitching environment at Arlington in which he toiled for eight years. There were flashes of strong r...

    Blog | May 09, 2013
  15. Love Em or Hate Em, the Marlins Continue to Develop Players

    Jonah Keri

    Quick, what's the first thing that pops to mind when you hear "Miami Marlins"? Odds are your mind's drifted to "Jeffrey Loria," "SEC probe," or "fire sales" — very possibly all of the above. Given the franchise's history, those associations are...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  16. The Non-Roster Invitees Chronicles: National League Edition

    Jonah Keri

    On Wednesday, I covered 15 players with compelling backstories who've been invited to spring training with American League clubs. Per that article: "These are the NRIs, the non-roster invitees promised almost nothing — not a job, not a major le...

    Blog | February 21, 2013